I've been on Dreamstime just over 2 years. I started with the hope of making a decent living at stock photography, but have found that it takes a lot of effort and a lot of time - with really delayed gratification.
Today I've sold my 100th image, an editorial image.
Our area was hit by baseball size hail, and of course I toured the town with my camera to capture some of the damage.
My own truck and travel trailer were damaged horribly. Our yard was pummeled as well.
I've learned a lot over the past 2 years - and being a stock photo contributor has forced me to improve my craft and raise my standards! While I'm not getting rich, I do appreciate the education I'm receiving as a contributor.
So here's to 100 sales - CHEERS! - and I hope, with improved skills and a better understanding of what the customers want, the next 100 will take less than 2 years to achieve!
Photo credits: Tamara Lee Harding.